Wives of alleged Haiti assassins left in the dark, desperate for word or to repatriate bodies

Wives of alleged Haiti assassins left in the dark, desperate for word or to repatriate bodies

Moïse’s assassination set off a power struggle in the violence- and poverty-stricken country. The involvement of the Colombian mercenaries — who hired them and what they knew — has emerged as one of the key mysteries in a global investigation into the plan to kill the leader of the Caribbean nation, long beset by foreign meddling. But for their wives, more immediate questions loom: What will become of their husbands? And how will those left behind afford to support their families? Romero has not personally identified her husband’s body. Her daughter received video footage of a body that resembled his. It had a bullet wound in the back. But Colombian authorities have said he is one of the deceased Colombian nationals and that, while they are trying to accelerate the repatriation of bodies, it could cost Romero’s family $10,000 to $20,000 to bring the body home. “How, under these circumstances, are we going to pay something like that?” Romero said in an interview with The Washington Post. She depends on her husband’s nearly $800-a-month retirement pension. But she cannot receive …
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